We’ve known about it for a while, but now it’s official: Hearthstone will be getting an expansion this December, and it’ll be full of explosive fun!

Goblins vs. Gnomes adds over 120 new cards to the Hearthstone mix, many of which will be themed around World of Warcraft’s mechanical-minded miscreants. There’s a new card type, Mech, and many of the sample cards shown on the expansion’s page have random effects. That makes sense for goblin-themed cards, but your enjoyment mileage may vary (with your RNG rolls).

Another interesting feature being added with the expansion is Spectator Mode, enabling online players on your friends list to watch your games. You can turn off the feature if you want to keep your games private and avoid heckling from the peanut gallery.

What do you think? If you stepped away, is a new expansion enough to get you back into Hearthstone?

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Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

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  1. Riko on November 14, 2014

    Ok. it is offical. they really are reta…. I guess that is no suprise since that HAHAHA thing is working on this game. MOre RNg cards?! the game is a total joke already and they make it even a bigger one. also with every new expansion this game becomes more and more pay to win.

  2. Zhao Yun on November 7, 2014

    not a big fan of those type of games but i am glad Hearthstone is doing good and adding new content and al that

    • Razer on November 9, 2014

      Too bad the expansions are locked behind a paywall…